[Tutor] Best way to learn python

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Dec 30 01:45:05 CET 2006

"Daniel kavic" <macsareback at mac.com> wrote 
> What is the best way for someone who is not very efficient in  
> mathematics to learn Python, 

You don't need math to program, but it definitely helps and 
for some problems is essential. But the level of math required 
is not high, definitely sub college level for most things.

As a learning language Python is excellent. There are a 
multitude of tutorials listed on the Python web site, including 
mine. Pick one that seems to make sense to you.

> I was turned away from C++ and others  
> because of the math issue. 

> Ruby has been recommended as well. #

Ruby and Python are very similar in many ways, and 
are growing ever closer in some ways. I personally think 
Python edges it for a beginner just because there are 
more books and web sites available, but both are good 


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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